HEWLETT-WOODMERE PUBLIC SCHOOLS APPOINTS WILLIAM GALATI AS PRINCIPAL OF GEORGE W. HEWLETT HIGH SCHOOL
Woodmere, NY (March 23, 2018) – Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools announces that William Galati has been appointed Principal of George W. Hewlett High School, effective July 1, 2018. Mr. Galati will succeed Mr. Jack Lenson, who has been serving as Interim Principal since July 2017. Mr. Galati’s appointment was approved by the Board of Education at a special meeting held on March 23, 2018.
“Mr. Galati is an exceptional educational leader who emerged as the right choice to serve our District after a lengthy and inclusive recruitment effort,” said Ralph Marino, Jr., Ed.D., Superintendent of Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools. “He is an experienced and passionate professional who is dedicated to providing students with meaningful and relevant pathways to support their educational endeavors.”
Mr. Galati has close to thirty years of experience as both a classroom teacher and an administrator. He currently serves as the Principal of Southold Junior-Senior High School, a position he has held since 2009. Throughout his tenure, he has been instrumental in developing and expanding programs to support student learning and achievement, including a 1:1 technology program, co-district course collaboration, a Senior Seminar on college admissions, and a Virtual Enterprise program, among others.
Prior to his role at Southold Junior-Senior High School, Mr. Galati served the William Floyd School District as the Assistant Secondary Administrator for Instruction and Administration (2007-2009), the Associate Principal of the William Paca Middle School (2003-2007), and the Summer School Principal (2007). In addition, he was a Chairperson of Mathematics for the Three Village School District, and the Science Department Chairperson for the Hauppauge School District. Mr. Galati also spent several years in secondary classrooms teaching numerous science and mathematics courses.
Mr. Galati is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Administration from St. John’s University. He received a School District Administrator Certificate, Master of Arts degree in Mathematics, and Master of Arts degree in Liberal Studies – Topics and Issues in Education from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Mount St. Mary’s University. He is dually certified in science and mathematics.
Mr. Galati is an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at Suffolk County Community College, a Conference Planning Committee member of the Long Island Association of School District Administrators, Past Secretary of SUNY Stony Brook Phi Delta Kappa International, and a member of the National Association of Secondary Principals.
“I am honored to be joining the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools team and for the opportunity to serve as the principal of Hewlett High School,” said Mr. Galati. “I will work tirelessly to support the achievement, success, and well-being of all students. I look forward to developing partnerships with fellow high school staff, parents, and the community to further improve upon the tradition of excellence at Hewlett High School.”